Are you searching for the best cold sore remedies? Try FDA approved Virulite from HealthCare4All

Virulite -The best treatment for COLD SORES from HealthCare4All
Virulite -The best treatment for COLD SORES from HealthCare4All

Are you searching for the best cold sore remedies? Well, I have done the research for you!

This week I want to talk about an amazing NHS Recommended, CE & FDA approved product we found for the treatment of cold sores. Its called the VIRULITE COLD SORE MACHINE and as soon as I listed it on amazon the 5 out of 5 reviews started rolling in!

What is it Virulite and how does it work?

 

 

  • Original Cold Sore machine made by Virulite
  • VCS1 Stops Cold Sores in their tracks when used at the first sign
  • Helps your skin to defend against the attack of the Herpes simplex virus
  • Uses Passive light invisible to the naked eye. Stimulating your body into reacting to the Cold Sore virus
  • Proven to work over and over. In some cases, the use of this machine prevents future attacks
  • Its developers claim that it  heals cold sores twice as quickly as using an antiviral cream.
  • Virulite is thought to increase the immune response to the virus

Why we like The Virulite Cold Sore Machine so much!

It is incredibly reliable and lasts for years. The only maintenance required is an occasional battery change.

At my pharmacy I see a lot of customers that are suffering with Cold sores and they get very frustrated with the current treatment options such as aciclovir (Zovirax) cream. The reason being that they are not very effective and in order to have any relief you have to catch the cold sore early. Unfortunately once you have the virus you have it for life as Cold Sores recur.

Virulite is different- it works by emitting invisible light which stimulates local immune response. It has NO harmful side effects and unlike the creams it works at any stage of sore.

Virulite has been approved by the NHS some years ago, and is also FDA approved which needed lots of evidence to show it really works.

The only downside about the machine is the cost. At £79.99 & FREE Delivery it is not cheap! However the Virulite is a very high quality product that is recommended by the NHS and proven to be Much more effective than creams for the treatment of cold sores. Also, we feel it is worth the money as the evidence has shown that the device also reduces the recurrence of cold sores.

 

 

How to use the Virulite Cold Sore Machine

The device should ideally be used as soon as the customer feels the “tingle” indicating that a cold sore is about to erupt. Simply hold the device against the affected area and press the activation button.

A visible light indicator lets you know that invisible infra-red light is being delivered to the area. After three minutes a “beep” lets you know that treatment is complete.

Customers are advised to repeat the treatment 12 hours later. If the cold sore progresses, the device should be used four times a day for two more days.

The Evidence

Results of a trial of 60 patients (published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in 2001)showed that a single application of Virulite CS healed cold sores in an average of 4.3 days, compared with 8.1 days for topical aciclovir applied five times a day.

A second trial, involving 32 patients (published in the same journal in 2006), showed that Virulite CS had a mean healing time of 6.3 days compared with 9.4 days for no treatment. The evidence has shown that the device also reduces the recurrence of cold sores and this is the subject of ongoing research.

The device is ISO13485 compliant (an international quality standard for medical devices) and has CE approval (showing that the device complies with relevant European health and safety legislation) & also FDA approval. No side effects have been reported.

The Reviews

The Testimonials and reviews for the Virulite are amazing, for example this one by Bobby Lall,

Every year I used to dread February as I knew I would get a cold sore. Obviously like most cold sore sufferers you try everything under the sun, excuse the pun. I stumbled across this product by the usual “cold sore cures” via google. So decided to give it a go; February has come and gone and I had 1 potential flare up which I immediately “attacked” with the Virulite, I thought that it was a coincidence\luck when it didn’t flare up at all. I was absolutely chuffed. I felt a tingling again (march 2010) and a tiny blister appeared – done the Virulite and within 1 day it’s gone. BUY THIS PRODUCT IF YOU SUFFER FROM COLD SORES – it’s the best thing I’ve used. Pain free, no mess easy to use. Brilliant Cold Sore Machine

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The Best Pulse Oximeter from HealthCare4All

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What is the Best Pulse Oximeter?

If you or your child suffer from asthma, you will know how important it is to take reliable and accurate oxygen level readings.

This week i want to introduce you to the Heal Force Prince 100I Fingertip Pulse Oximeter. One of the reasons we love it so much is that it will give you peace of mind without the need to visit your doctor.

We know there are cheaper models available, however for us, the most important thing to note when searching for Oximeters is Accuracy and Reliability! This is why if someone asks me at my pharmacy or at HealthCare4All for my opinion, these are the BEST finger pulse oximeter to buy.

 

What are Pulse Oximeters?

 Pulse oximeters help you monitor the amount of oxygen carried  around your body. Its completely painless and all you have to do is attach it to a fingertip for a few moments to get a reading.

An oxygen level of greater than 95% is generally considered to be a normal oxygen level and a level of 92% or less suggests low blood oxygen.

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Heal Force 100i pulse oximeter from HealthCare4All

In addition to oxygen level it also tells you your pulse rate. For adults a normal pulse rate is 60-80 beats per minute, however your heart rate would be expected to increase with exercise and and oxygen saturation may slightly decrease (it should still remain at 90% or greater though).

I wanted to find one that is easy to use at home for at-home patient monitoring. For people with COPD, pulse oximetry is useful as a tool for patients to use at home to assist with their management under physician guidance. Monitoring your oxygen saturation level will help you to adjust your oxygen flow at home, during exercise, and during social activities. It can also assist your doctor in deciding if your COPD is getting worse.

For People with COPD, asthma and other lung diseases who want to be active, the quality of the oximeter they use is important. Accurate readings are very important – particularly when patients are active and their oxygen level may be dropping to provide accurate readings especially when you are active.

 

There are 2 Pulse oximeters I recommend. The first one is Heal Force Prince 100F High-Resolution Handheld Pulse Oximeter.  This is an amazing Pulse Oximeter but is on the pricey side at £189.00 (inc VAT), however if you want accuracy and dependability this is the one i would recommend.

The Prince 100F handheld pulse oximeter is a portable device for monitoring SpO2, pulse rate and pulse strength. It is robust, fast and reliable, so the device is suitable for use both at home and in a hospital environment.

The best Pulse Oximeter
The Heal Force 100f Pulse Oximeter from HealthCare4All

It is an upgraded model of the 100E, the main differences being as follows:
High-resolution LCD dot-matrix display – for graphical display of results
New version featuring COLOUR display
Plethysmogram display of SpO2
70 hours of data storage
Perfusion Index (PI) display

 

  • Handheld size with detachable probes
  • Supplied with 1 x adult probe but we also have infant and paediatric probes in stock
  • High resolution COLOUR LCD display enables display of plethysmogram and measured data
  • Switchable backlight on display
  • Accurate measurement of SpO2 and Pulse rate with anti-motion technology
  • Perfusion Index (PI) display
  • Real time pulse bar display
  • Beep alarm for abnormal readings with adjustable limits (can be configured by user)
  • Also has a Visual alarm
  • 70 hours data storage and review
  • Date and time function
  • Mute function – suitable for use during sleep apnoea measurement
  • Automatic power-off after finger out
  • Optional PC data management software for data transmission and analysis (software/cable available as an accessory)
  • Operates on 3 x AA battery (supplied) with power management and battery indicator
  • Can also be used with NiMh rechargeable batteries (optional)
  • CE marked
  • Includes metal stand with rubber feet to hold unit while in use
  • Calibrated in factory – no need to recalibrate during its life cycle

 

Why we love the Heal Force Prince

The reason we love the Heal force prince is because not only does it work straight out of the box, it can be used for both adults and children! There are cheaper models on the market, however, with Oximeters it is imperative the readings are accurate otherwise the product is pointless.  The Heal Force Princes readings are Very accurate and reliable and will give you peace of mind!

In order to use it for children or infants you simply attach a probe and then it will work for all ages! Allow me to introduce you to the Heal Force Prince 100I Fingertip Pulse Oximeter + Probe Port. Its very similar to the 100f however is £119.99 (inc VAT), so thats £70 CHEAPER and a fantastic bit of kit. what is the best Pulse Oximeter

It comes with preset alarm limits (these cannot be adjusted by user), and also When the external paediatric or infant sensors are connected, the finger clip sensor will be deactivated and the alarm limits change automatically! Please see below for the limits*

HealthCare4All are not the only ones that love it. Its fans include GP Surgeries and health clinics too as its so versitile, and its readings are accurate and reliable. All you need to do to use it is put your finger in it! It automatically switches on.

Our verified customer reviews have been amazing, here are just a couple of examples…

 

  • The Heal Force Prince 100I Fingertip Pulse Oximeter + Probe Port is in a class of its own. I was initially taken aback by the above average cost of this device. I have used several other much cheaper brands over the last several years with mostly disappointing results (inconsistent results, early breakdowns etc.). However having used this device most days for a few months I can testify to its reliability, excellent build quality and consistently accurate results. On every occasion it has held up..

 

  • Excellent product, we bought this to monitor our two year olds oxygen levels as he suffers with asthma and we were having to continually rush him to the doctors to be checked. At first we tried a cheaper monitor which was not accurate and hard to obtain a reading. We ordered this one and it has given an accurate reading every time (without either of the children’s probes being needed). Well worth the money. Would highly recommend. Fantastic product which will give us peace of mind.

 

 

 

To sum up…

  • The Prince 100I fingertip pulse oximeter is suitable for adult use using the integrated finger clip probe and infant or paediatric use via a wired probe (3 versions: infant bandage-style probes, paediatric clip sensors, and paediatric fingerstall probes available as optional accessories from stock).
  • The 100I oximeter is suitable for use in the home, medical institutions and care homes.
  • Its is ridiculously easy to use due to the lack of operational buttons.
  • Simply insert your finger into the oximeter and the unit powers on, takes a reading and then turns off 8 seconds after the finger is removed.
  • It is Light, small in size and easy to carry in a pouch and lanyard hanging cord which is included.
  • It has a Bright colour OLED screen which is very easy to see.
  • Automatic sensing finger tilt adjusts display direction
  • Audible and visible alarm function
  • It has an Automatic power on/off function – so no buttons to operate. Simply insert finger and unit turns on within 2 seconds
  • Power turns off if there is no signal for longer than 8 seconds
  • Operates on 2 x AAA batteries (included)
  • Connection port for paediatric probe sensors or infant bandage style sensor (optional accessory)
  • CE marked

 

*Preset alarm limits

SpO2 Lower limit – 90%
Pulse alarm: Higher limit – 120bm
Pulse alarm: Lower limit – 50bpm

N.B. When the external paediatric or infant sensors are connected, the finger clip sensor will be deactivated and the alarm limits change automatically
SpO2 Lower limit – 95%
Pulse alarm: Higher limit – 160bpm
Pulse alarm: Lower limit – 60bpm

 

Remember, If you have any Questions regarding The Prince 100I fingertip pulse Oximeter or the Heal Force Prince 100F High-Resolution Handheld Pulse Oximeter.Please message us on Facebook 

 

Rite Aid Breast Discs are Amazing for Sore, Cracked and Painful Nipples

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One of the most common questions I get asked at my pharmacy is what product is BEST & SAFE for instant relief of pain from cracked and sore nipples whilst breastfeeding!

I found an amazing product that is one of the BEST SELLING from Australia which is RECOMMENDED by maternity wards and midwives, called the RITE AID BREAST DISCS and Healthcare4all.co.uk have become the FIRST UK DISTRIBUTORS!

They are also ideal for us gentlemen that have sensitive nipples. I personally find that when I wear my football shirt or certain shirts they can really irritate my nipples. Solution is RITE AID!

So, what makes them so special?

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Rite Aid Breast Discs

Of course they are safe and extremely easy to use, however they are unlike anything else in the market. They actually promote healing from underneath the pad, they are not just an absorbent or protective pad like existing products. As soon as they are applied there is INSTANT RELIEF of pain whilst simultaneously HEALING the cracked and sore nipple!

Another massive plus point is that they come with 12 PADS whereas other products like Medela only come with 4 pads for roughly the same price!

The feedback I have received is remarkable, just take a look at some of the amazing REVIEWS of course my wife swears by them!

RITE AID BREAST DISCS can save mothers who are about to stop breastfeeding due to pain and sores and as they come in packs of 12 rather than 4 will SAVE you money!

These breast discs are amazing, and have won the GOLD AWARD in Australia Mother & Baby Magazines ‘Most popular product for mum’.

They are available at healthcare4all for only £12.98 and we offer NEXT DAY DELIVERY!

 

‘SUPER LICE’, It’s Time To Meet Your Nemesis ‘The LiceTec V Comb’ From HealthCare4All!!

 If you know anyone suffering from Lice, Super Lice or Nits this post is for them!

#HealthCare4All are always searching the globe for the BEST products that are not going to break the bank! We have found an amazing gadget that will rid your children of LICE AND NITS and we have been ITCHING to tell you about it! Its called the LiceTec V Comb. #HealthCare4All are also the UK Distributors!

Why is it so amazing?

Unlike most products on the market today, the LiceTec Comb removes both Lice AND Nits. It is completely safe & extremely easy to use. It works by vacuum, so there is no risk of an electrical current to the user or the patient.

You can actually see the lice and nits getting sucked into the illuminated filter so you KNOW that you have caught them! This eliminates the guesswork you have from other products. It even works on Lice that are resistant to chemicals which is becoming a worldwide problem called SUPER LICE!

It can be used as many times as necessary which a major reason we love it so much. The alternative is using lotions that cost £10- £15 and can only be used once! The LiceTec V comb is only £36.95 from HealthCare4All!

What we also love about the LiceTec V-comb is that after it has sucked the lice and nits into the filter, you simply put the cap on and throw the filter away and you KNOW they have been safely disposed of!

As it is a registered medical device, it is marked with CE & FDA approved to give you peace of mind that you have a quality product!

We like to test our internationally sourced products and one thing that we suggest is that Technique on how to use the Comb is important. So please take a look at the instruction videos below.

 

If you want to read more about Super Lice,  there has been so much in the press recently. I have listed a few of them below FYI

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/superlice-head-lice-not-budging-with-over-the-counter-treatment-medications/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/03/indestructible-head-lice-now-resistant-to-over-the-counter-remed/

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/mutant-super-lice-outbreak-now-155545532.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/the-people/super-lice-itching-cause-problems-8859987

Here are HealthCare4All’s Top 4 Peak Flow Meters

 

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HealthCare4All’s Top 4 Peak Flow Meters

 

As I lay in bed aching from head to toe with ‘The Flu‘ a few weeks ago, I thought with so many respiratory problems around at this time of year why not tell you about my favourite Peak Flow meters. HealthCare4all.co.uk has a great selection to choose from.

So what is Peak Flow?

Very simply it is a lung function test to measure how fast you can exhale. You take a full breath in, then blow out as fast as you can into a small, hand-held plastic tube called a peak flow meter. The measurement taken is called your peak flow.

When is it used?

A GP or asthma nurse might use a peak flow test to help see how open your airways are – they often use this test when you first tell them you’re experiencing symptoms that might be asthma. Your GP or asthma nurse should do a peak flow test at every annual asthma review as part of their routine checks.

This test is also useful for monitoring your asthma using a peak flow diary alongside a symptom diary and your asthma action plan. Take a look at www.asthma.org.uk for some more information.

Peak flow readings will vary depending on your age, your height and whether you’re a man or a woman. This test shows how your individual lung function changes.

Although your peak flow reading may be different in the morning or at night, it’s the pattern your scores make that’s important, rather than one score on its own. Most people have a best peak flow reading so you’ll be able to see when your reading goes up and down.

Keeping track of your peak flow whilst monitoring your symptoms can help you spot when your asthma is getting worse and when you need to use your reliever inhaler (usually blue) or get medical help.

eMini-Wright Digital Peak Flow Meter USB Download Version £29.99 (inc VAT)

Peak flow monitoring is a recognised tool in asthma management. Keeping accurate manual peak flow meter records is sometimes difficult, the eMini-Wright brings peak flow monitoring up-to-date. The eMini-Wright is a small, discreet electronic peak flow meter that accurately measures and stores peak flow data. The data can be retrieved and downloaded to a PC. The eMini-Wright reports if a peak flow effort is not part of a reproducible group of readings.

Features and benefits

Highly accurate peak flow measurements; conforms to international standards
Stores 240 readings
Easy to clean by simple wiping
On-screen zoning system
On-screen reporting of poor effort and non-reproducible results
Replaceable battery (CR2032)
Display: Liquid crystal
Size: 95 x 40 x 45mm
Weight: 43gms
Measurement range: 60 to 800 L/min
Resolution: PEF 5L/min
Accuracy: ±10% or 10 L/min – whichever is the greater

Will require a USB “A” to mini “B” cable – not supplied, but readily available from electronics suppliers
The software can be downloaded free of charge from Clement Clarke and is not supplied in the package
Software is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

eMini-Wright Digital Peak Flow Meter Standard Version £17.99 (inc VAT)

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Peak flow monitoring is a recognised tool in asthma management. Keeping accurate manual peak flow meter records is sometimes difficult, the eMini-Wright brings peak flow monitoring up-to-date. The eMini-Wright is a small, discreet electronic peak flow meter that accurately measures and stores peak flow data. The eMini-Wright reports if a peak flow effort is not part of a reproducible group of readings.

Highly accurate peak flow measurements; conforms to international standards
Stores 240 readings
Easy to clean by simple wiping
On-screen zoning system
On-screen reporting of poor effort and non-reproducible results
Replaceable battery (CR2032)
Display: Liquid crystal
Size: 95 x 40 x 45mm
Weight: 43gms
Measurement range: 60 to 800 L/min
Resolution: PEF 5L/min
Accuracy: ±10% or 10 L/min – whichever is the greater

N.B. There are 2 models available – BASIC and DOWNLOADABLE. If you intend to transfer your readings to a computer you must ensure you purchase the DOWNLOADABLE version to begin with (not this item).

PikoNet Software & Cradle for Piko-1 and Piko-6 Peak Flow Meters £100.00 (inc VAT)

PikoNet Software & Cradle for Piko-1 and Piko-6 Peak Flow Meters

  • Professional version – suitable for home or professional use
  • Compatible with the Piko-1 and Piko-6 peak flow meters.
  • Simplicity. Easily download data via infrared port on PiKo and cradle.
  • Graphical Customization. Viewed parameters selectable for table and graphs as well as dates, data, scales, and zones. Graphical data selectable for morning, afternoon, or all day.
  • Intelligent Design. PiKoNET configures PiKos with zones and reference values. Automatically calculates diurnal varition and links serial number(s) of PiKo(s) to the patient record.
  • Reporting. Reports include patient data, tables, and graphs that can be previewed on screen, printed, or saved as a PDF file on the patient’s record.
  • Records. Patient Records include ID, patient demographics, and reference values.
  • Security. Password protected databases can be created for storing patient records in groups or for trials.
  • Includes software CD, USB interface cradle, manual
  • New version of software (2.1) will work with 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8, but is not compatible with older versions of Windows.
  • The previous version of the software is compatible with the older versions of Windows  (Win 98, ME, 2000, XP) – if you need the older version please specify at the time of ordering.
  • Minimum requirements: 64Mb RAM, 500Mb HDD

Mini Wright Peak Flow Meter LOW Range EU Scale £11.99 (inc VAT

Measures PEF (peak expiratory flow) between 50-400 l/min
Suitable for children and adults with restricted airflow

Features the latest EU scale, developed to improve the management of respiratory disease and adopted across Europe
Includes detachable universal mouthpiece and recording chart

HealthCare4All’s Essential Top 3 Products to keep your Sinuses Clear and Pain Free!

HealthCare4All’s Essential Top 3 Products to ‘Ease the Sneeze’ when suffering from Sinusitis

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It appears that I was not the only person that just had an awful ‘Summer cold!’ Everyone seems to be coming down with a cold in Britain even though its so hot outside! The problem is that even after all the usual symptoms are gone, there are many unfortunate people, like myself, that end up with Sinusitis. Its kind of like a parting gift from the cold virus that is definitely not wanted and so hard to shift!

I decided to write this weeks blog on what sinusitis is, its signs and symptoms and what I and HealthCare4All recommend to ‘Ease The Sneeze!’

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a common condition in which the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed. It’s usually caused by a viral infection and often improves within two or three weeks.

The sinuses are small, air-filled cavities behind your cheekbones and forehead.

The mucus produced by your sinuses usually drains into your nose through small channels. In sinusitis, these channels become blocked because the sinus linings are inflamed (swollen).

Signs and symptoms

Image result for what is sinusitisSinusitis usually occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection, such as a cold. If you have a persistent cold and develop the symptoms below, you may have sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • a green or yellow discharge from your nose
  • a blocked nose
  • pain and tenderness around your cheeks, eyes or forehead
  • a sinus headache
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or more
  • toothache
  • a reduced sense of smell
  • bad breath (halitosis)

Children with sinusitis may be irritable, breathe through their mouth, and have difficulty feeding. Their speech may also sound nasal (as though they have a stuffy cold).

The symptoms of sinusitis often clear up within a few weeks (acute sinusitis), although occasionally they can last three months or more (chronic sinusitis).

If you are currently suffering with a cold, sneezing, coughing or sinusitis, you are not alone! I have done all the research for you! So here are HealthCare4all’s recommended winter products to help.

Wash out your sinuses!

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The first product is called NeilMed sinus rinse, and comes in an ideal starter pack for under £10

NeilMed #Sinus Rinse is a #natural #soothing saline #nasal wash. A large volume, low positive pressure nasal wash is the most effective way to irrigate the nose based on current medical studies. Daily rinsing is safe and will keep your nasal passages clean, healthy and open.

What does it help with?

  • Nasal Allergies, dryness and Hay Fever
  • Sinus Pressure & Nasal Stuffiness
  • Nasal Symptoms from Flu & Cold
  • Nasal Irritation from House Dust, Fumes, Animal Dander, Grass, Pollen, Smoke etc
  • Post Nasal Drip and Nasal Congestion

Its very easy to use but have a look at the video below to make sure you use it correctly! I personally use it and absolutely love that afterwards my sinuses feel so much clearer and pain free!

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The Second product we recommend is one that we mentioned a few months ago. At this time of year we suggest that people should do all they can to help boost their immune system to fight off any flu, cold or virus that’s going round. One way is to take a supplement, and we recommend Revidox, as its the only Supplement that’s efficacy supported by clinical trials.

Revidox is an anti-aging Natural supplement that not only keep healthy cells healthy but also rapidly replaces your dead cells too.

REVIDOX+ Helps maintain healthy hair, skin and nails as well as adding to normal cognitive function. It is a natural product which is made from ingredients found in fruits, berries, grapes and of course red wine.

HealthCare4All believe that £34.99 for 60 capsules is a worthwhile investment into your health this hay fever season.

Give Sinus pain the Elbow!

The third product is The Original Qu-Chi Hayfever Band ®. It has been our top selling product for Hay fever for nearly 8 years, also has been the number one best seller on Amazon.co.uk for allergy products for FIVE years!

The reason I am mentioning it today is because we have had so many emails from customers telling us it really helped to clear their sinuses whilst they wore it. Customers have also told us its helped give them relief of symptoms from allergies to pets too. We love that its a drug free, natural product & has no side effects like drowsiness that you may get with antihistamines.

We think combined with the Neilmed Sinus Rinse, not only do your Sinuses have hay fever season covered but you will have all year round protection!

Its available from Healthcare4All for £12.95

HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!

HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!
HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!

Advancements in dental care technology means that taking care of our pearly whites is easier now than ever before. However, when it comes to encouraging our children to brush their teeth regularly, there is still an element of: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make the horse drink”.

Tooth decay in decline

A recent government report shows that due to good dental care education and practice, tooth decay among children is in decline. However, there is still more work to be done. In the article, Director of Dental Public Health at PHE -Dr Sandra White – is pleased with the findings and states:

“This is great news. However, one child with tooth decay is one too many and there is still much inequality in dental health around the country. Tooth decay is painful and too often results in teeth extraction, some under general anesthetic.”

“This is further evidence that we can stop tooth decay in its tracks. Limiting sugary food and drink, supporting children to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and regular trips to the dentist, will help prevent a great many more children suffering at the hands of tooth decay.”

To encourage good practice in oral care, dental care product suppliers -HealthCare4all, look at ways to bring some fun into dental care education:

Boiled egg and cola experiment

A great experiment to demonstrate to children how sugar affects teeth that can be done at home. All you need to do is allow a boiled egg to soak overnight in cola. Next morning, ask your child to brush the egg with a toothbrush and toothpaste. As the discoloration is removed, ask your children how they think the stain got there and why they think brushing their teeth is so important after eating.

Happy faces at meal times

Making meal times fun is a great opportunity to teach children the value of eating healthily. Ask your children to form happy faces from healthy foods such as carrots, broccoli and slices of fruit. Take a photo of the finished article and perhaps even attach to the fridge. Afterwards, engage your children in a discussion on the benefits of eating healthy foods against eating sweets.

Tooth Brushing Chart

A great way to teach your children the importance of brushing daily is to draw a face with a large smiling mouth and hang on a poster board. Each day after your child has brushed their teeth they can stick a dried white navy been into the mouth. This is repeated each day until the mouth is filled completely and is left with a brilliant white smile.

HealthCare4all supplies dental care products for all ages.  They provide a fun range of electric toothbrushes for children that bring characters from Disney into the washroom:

Braun Oral-B Stages Kids Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush FROZEN:£29.98

This children’s toothbrush makes tooth brushing fun with the characters from Frozen. The Extra soft bristles cater for sensitive young teeth and gums. It is compatible with the Disney magic timer app by Oral B. The timer educates children to brush for the recommended two minutes, thus ingraining a life-long best practice.

Braun Oral-B Advance Power Kids Toothbrush Disney Cars: £13.99  Teeth brushing fun-time for 5 year olds and older with the characters from Disney’s Cars. This children’s toothbrush is moderately priced and has advanced power. The brushing heads are replaceable and are designed to clean chewing surfaces.

 

What is Arthritis and What are the BEST treatments to help the Pain?

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I have been getting loads of emails and requests at my pharmacy to recommend products that can help alleviate aches and pains associated with arthritis. I have chosen 4 of HealthCare4All’s favourite products to stop arthritis being a ‘pain in the neck!’

What Is Arthritis?

AROUND 10 million people in the UK suffer every day with the symptoms of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects 33% of people aged over 45, making it the most common form of arthritis. The condition is caused when wear and tear to the joints stops them being able to move freely, leading to pain and inflammation.

Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of the disease. In OA, joint cartilage breaks down over time, causing symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks joint tissue, causing inflammation of the joint lining leading to joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Over time, the joint components are damaged and the condition worsens. About 400,000 people in the UK are affected, with three times as many women as men diagnosed.

Medication is needed to control the symptoms of arthritis such as pain, and to prevent further complications.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments which can help to slow the condition down. Also, there are things YOU can do to help with the symptoms!

  1. Watch your weight! As we get older we tend to put weight on, and this puts extra stresses on our joints. A healthy diet is essential!
  2. Do Some Exercise! The key to preventing arthritis is maintaining strength in our muscles.  We need to keep our muscles as healthy and strong to help with daily movements such as getting out of the chair, opening jars and getting in and out of the bath!
  3. Keep warm! Heat treatments, such as heating pads or warm baths, tend to work best for soothing stiff joints and tired muscles. Heat enhances circulation, delivering nutrients to joints and muscles. It’s good for getting your body limber and ready for exercise or activity. Cold is best for acute pain; it restricts blood vessels, slowing circulation and reducing swelling. It also numbs nerve endings, dulling pain.

1.The Beurer mp70 paraffin wax bath

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  • For smooth and soft hands, feet and elbows
  • Promotes the absorption of nutrients and moisture
  • Conditions rough, dry or stressed skin
  • Increases blood flow
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Operating/Heating display
  • Including 2 x 450g paraffin wax (orange flavour)
  • Includes 30 plastic sheets
  • Mains powered
  • £70.00 with free delivery

2.Beurer HK54 Shoulder & Neck Electric Heating Pad

This Shoulder & Neck heating pad is made from soft and breathable material which provides warm, therapeutic comfort for your neck and shoulder area. Also featuring three temperature settings which allows you to easily adjust for your preferred heat intensity.

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  • Soothing heat from this electric heating pad, with a soft cosy surface and form-fitted design to ensure a comfortable fit for the shoulders and neck
  • The pad is individually adjustable by press stud & magnet closure
  • 3 settings on temperature controller
  • Illuminated switch positions
  • Control unit can be detached
  • Pad is machine washable at 30 degrees C
  • 100 watt power output
  • Timer function – powers off after 90 minutes
  • Electronic temperature regulation for safety
  • 3 year guarantee
  • Size of heat pad: 56cm x 52cm
  • £53.99 with free delivery

3.Medisana HDW Large Cosy Electric Heating Blanket

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  • Deliciously-soft fleece which is an easy-care fabric
  • 4 temperature settings
  • Control light on wired remote
  • Cable can be detached at the blanket
  • Blanket is hand-washable
  • Overheating protection for safety
  • Automatic switch-off after 3 hours
  • Large size (180cm x 130cm) makes this model especially useful in bed or on a sofa
  • Perfect for warming up your bed before you get in, and you can then leave the soft fleece blanket under your duvet to cover you through the night
  • £59.99 with free delivery

4.Beurer IL50 300W InfraRed Radiator Heat Lamp With Timer

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The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp IL 50  (£69.00 with free delivery) is a new flat infrared lamp designed for infrared irradiation of the human body. The infrared radiator can be used for warming relief of colds, muscles aches and tension. Infrared heat improves blood flow and increases metabolic rate. Infrared warmth stimulates the body to improve healing rates.

It delivers healing infrared heat to a target part of the body. For example, it can be used alongside other therapy in the treatment of ear, nose and throat problems as well as for facial and beauty treatments. It can also be effective as a supportive therapeutic tool for muscular tension, muscular aches and chills.

It has a high quality glass ceramic infrared plate as used on cooking hobs. This glass ceramic infrared plate ensures that the lamp delivers infrared radiation that is both intense and 100% safe.

It enables you to target specific body areas with the infrared heat as the lamp is equipped with a tilting mechanism that facilitates smooth tilt to a required angle.

The Beurer Infrared Radiator Lamp features 15 minute timer and automatic switch off. The infrared radiator lamp offers the benefits of active ventilation (motorized fan) that prevents overheating during use.

HealthCare4All recommend the BEST products for Itchy, Swollen Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from Dry, Sore, itchy eyes that burn or feel like they have grit in them? If so, this weeks blog is for you!

HealthCare4All recommend the BEST products for Itchy, Swollen Dry Eyes
HealthCare4All recommend the BEST products for Itchy, Swollen Dry Eyes

 

This week I want to talk to you about a very common eye condition called Blepharitis. It can develop at any age and the main symptoms are that the edges of your eyelids become red and swollen. In most cases both eyes are affected, but often one eye is worse and generally its worse in the morning. Blepharitis isn’t contagious. Also, at this time of year there is so much pollen about. As we approach mid May, grass pollen season will start and if you get seasonal allergies you could be suffering with red, itchy swollen and dry eyes. The products below would be perfect for you!  I will write a post about seasonal allergies later this month with loads of advice and amazing products to give you some relief.

What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

INo automatic alt text available.t can develop at any age and symptoms include

  • crusting, swelling and redness of the eyelids
  • Dry eyes that have a gritty feeling and burning sensation
  • Light sensitivity and blurred vision
  • styes (an infection at the root of an eyelash) on the eyelid
  •  small ulcers on the eyelids
  • crusty eyelashes that stick together
  • uncomfortable to wear contact lenses

How to treat Blepharitis

Cleaning your eyelids to remove the crusts the eyelid margins and unblock the eyelid glands. To begin with you may need to clean your eyelids twice a day. You can do this by Using a warm compress – to make the oil produced by the glands around your eyes more runny.  Gently massaging your eyelids – to push the oils out of the glands. Cleaning your eyelids – to wipe away any excess oil and remove any crusts, bacteria, dust or grime that might have built up.
Unfortunately it is a long term condition that usually can not be cured so its a case of managing it. Even after the symptoms have gone it is a good idea to clean your eyelids at least a couple of times a week to reduce the chances of it recurring.  It is also suggested that daily eyelid-cleaning routine can help control the symptoms and prevent permanent scarring of the eyelid margins.

More severe cases may require antibiotics that are either applied to the eye or eyelid directly, or taken as tablets.

So what products do HealthCare4All recommend for Blepharitis?

Artificial Tear Drops to help with dry eye such as Hycosan Original Preservative-Free Lubricating Eye Drops. Hycosan Original (0.1% Sodium Hyaluronate) is a sterile preservative free eye drop which is ideal for mild to moderate symptoms of Dry Eye. It can be used for 6 months after first opening. We like the Hycosan product because this unique device also dispenses a single calibrated drop with each click, and as such it offers incredible value for money when compared to more traditional Preservative Free options.

  • Suitable for use with all contact lenses
  • No blurring of vision
  • Natural, soothing and well tolerated
  • Long lasting effect, due to high quality
  • Easy to use bottle
  • Suitable for use after eye surgery
  • The CoMod (Continous Mono Dose) system, keeps the contents sterile for 6 months from first opening and delivers a single equal sized drop (30µl) with each click.
  • For a 7.5ml bottle this equates to at least 225 drops per bottle or for a patient using it 3 times daily in both eyes, a 5+ week supply.
  • The Sodium Hyaluronate used in Hycosan is of an extremely high quality and this is evident by the viscosity (thickness) and the long lasting effects of the drop.
  • Uniquely, such high quality Sodium Hyaluronate, also allows this viscous, long lasting drop to cause no blurring of vision, which is a common problem with many viscous eye drops.
  • Hycosan is also unique, in that it is formulated using a citrate Buffer. The buffers acts to keep the pH of the solution neutral and maximise comfort in the eye. It also prevents the possible risk associated with Phosphate buffers used in some other

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  • Blephasol is tested by dermatologists and recommended for daily cleaning of sensitive eyelids, especially the lid margins.
  • It is made using a micelle formulation which ensures it is free from alcohol, detergents, and preservatives which can irritate the eyes.
  • It removes impurities, stains, make-up and dried secretions from eyelids and the base of eyelashes without causing any irritation of the eye or surrounding skin.

Ideal in the management of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid margin). It Can be used twice a day on an ongoing basis without causing any harm.

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Eye Doctor Microwave Eyelid Heat Pack

Featuring a removable cover to ensure hygiene, The Eye Doctor is your ideal partner for treating Dry Eye Disease, related symptoms and complications…naturally.
High quality eyelid heat mask filled with a blend of natural British grains to ease a range of conditions.
Registered Class 1 Medical Device with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
 How does The Eye Doctor work?

The Eye Doctor will gently conform to the shape of your eyes and face. Either side of The Eye Doctor can be placed across the eyes, the blue side feels warmer than the black side.

After using The Eye Doctor, with your eyes closed, gently massage the upper eyelid by smoothing a finger from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner just about the lashes.

To ease symptoms of:

  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion (Eyelid Cysts)
  • Blurred vision & sensitivity to light
  • Red Eyes (Bloodshot) and Dry Eye Disease
  • Grittiness & Irritation, inflamed, painful & sore eyes

Ocusoft Original Lid Scrub Blepharitis Wipes (x20)

Ocusoft Original Lid Scrub Blepharitis Wipes (x20) 

Contains 20 convenient Pre-Moistened Pads, which contain a gentle surfactant that removes oil, debris and dead skin cells from the eyelids. Ideal for routine daily eyelid hygiene and maintenance.

Without proper eyelid hygiene, conditions resulting in inflammation of the eyelids (such as blepharitis) and dry eyes may develop. Removing oil and debris from the eyelids with Ocusoft Lid Scrub, and, depending on the severity of the condition, possibly employing the use of antibiotics or antibacterial cleansers may help prevent or drastically reduce inflammation.

How to use Ocusoft Lid Scrub Original Pre-Moistened Pads
First, wash and clean hands. Then, fold the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened Pad over the index finger, close your eye and gently scrub the eyelid using side-to-side strokes for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use the opposite side of the same pad and repeat procedure with other eyelid.

When to get medical advice

See your high-street optician (optometrist) if you have persistent symptoms of blepharitis that aren’t being controlled by simple eyelid hygiene measures.

They can examine you to check if the problem is caused by an underlying condition, or may refer you to an eye specialist.

Contact your optometrist or GP immediately if you have any severe symptoms. If this isn’t possible, visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

Which Is The Best Body Fat Monitor Scale?

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Have you ever wondered how to measure your body fat? Traditional scales that measure your weight and little more besides just won’t suffice anymore for many a serious slimmer. With advances in body weight technology it is now possible to not only monitor your weight but also how much of your body is actual fat.

Unlike conventional scales that measure your whole body weight without dissecting what the weight is related to, a body fat scale informs dieters of how much fat is in their body.

What body fat is healthy?

As the Daily Mail informs in an article about body fat analysers, for a woman between the ages of 20 and 39, a healthy percentage of body fat is 20 per cent. However, as we become older our bodies lose their lean tissue meaning we can weigh the same as we did when we were 25 years old 20 years later, but our bodies appear to be fatter.

This ‘growing fatter with age’ can however be reversed through exercise and a healthy diet and, according to Dr Frankie Phillips of the British Dietetic Association, body fat monitors can help in our quest to maintain a healthy weight and reverse the body’s tendency to lose its lean tissue and therefore look fatter.

“It’s [body fat scales] a good motivational tool for someone who has been dieting and exercising and is starting to lose motivation because nothing is changing on the scales,” Dr Phillips told the Daily Mail.

These types of scales can be a good motivational asset for individuals involved in an exercise and diet regime in which they are trying to lose weight. This is because of the fact that muscles weigh more than fat so dieters might actually be making good progress in their quest for a leaner body but on conventional scales do not realise they are making progress.

By contrast, these body fat analyser scales will inform an individual that their body fat is decreasing.

How does a body fat scale work?

These advanced types of scales work similar to conventional bathroom scales. Users simply step onto the scales, which then provides them with a digital reading in their body weight. In addition to their overall weight, the machine gives a body fat percentage.

As FitDay.com notes body fat scales rely on Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), a small electrical current which goes through the tissues of the body. The current passes through fat slower than it does through muscles and it is the resistance that is measured.

If you are thinking about purchasing body fat scales in order to assist yourself or your family with a weight loss regime, you might be interested in the Omron BF511 Body Fat Monitor Scales. This advanced body fat analyser measures the percentage of body fat, skeletal muscle percentage, skeletal muscles, visceral fat level, as well as BMI and resting metabolism. Only £65.99 at HealthCare4All

 

HealthCare4All also recommend the Omron BF508, another quality body fat monitor scale which provides full body fat analysing, giving dieters comprehensive understanding of the composition of their bodies to help them achieve their weight loss and body shape goals. Only £49.99 at HealthCare4All

 

 

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